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— Dominic Tyer (@Dominic_Tyer) January 16, 2015
I love these Indian super hero snack characters, created to steer Indians away from their growing appetite for Western junk food and back towards traditional snacks and sweets.
Whether, in a country with 66.8 million cases of diabetes last year, they could be better employed in raising awareness on the importance of healthy eating and its role in preventing, or effectively managing, type 2 diabetes is another matter.
In the meantime the likes of Laddoo Boy, Jalebi Woman and Mishti Doi Man, created by Rajkamal Aich, certainly succeed in making me hungry.
Against this backdrop Google has set up new online course, Making Sense of Data, that it says is “intended for anyone who wants to learn more about how to structure, visualise, and manipulate data”. Read the rest of this entry »
If proof were needed that more and more of us have screens we tap, pinch and scroll, last week’s six-fold profit rise at touchscreen chip firm Synaptics would be a good indicator.
Touch screens have raised the bar for our expectations of technology, fitting neatly into a lineage of pause-able live TV and entire record collections that fit in your hand, but it’s good to remember that not every screen needs to be touched.
In the first 48 hours since the recent announcement from Google that it would close its Google Reader service on 1 July Feedly claims more than 500,000 users of the suddenly-doomed RSS reader signed up to its service.
It would certainly account for the occasional slowness of the Feedly app, though it seems pretty much back to normal now.
Having found Feedly earlier this year in a bid to make it easier to access my Google Reader subscriptions I may inadvertently have found its replacement.
I’d already dismissed Summly (complicated, not intuitive – though clearly lucrative), Taptu (‘DJ your news’ … seriously!) and. for my work feeds at least, Flipboard (though it has a lovely interface).